Rick Perry is ordering the National Guard to the Texas border. Governor Perry appears to have grown tired of waiting for the federal government to secure the border and is opting to take the actions he deems necessary to protect his state and its citizens.
Governor Perry is expected to give details regarding his plans to mobilize 1,000 Texas National Guard members to the Rio Grande Valley to enhance security along the Mexican border later today. News related to the anticipated actions by Rick Perry was first reported in the Monitor, a Texas newspaper. The publication quoted a state senator and an internal memo obtained from the elected officials office.
Felix Browne, a spokesman for the Texas Governor, told the Washington Post that he would neither confirm or deny the report that Rick Perry was sending the National Guard to the border. Browne also stated that details about the revelation would be given during a news conference in Austin at 2 pm local time today.
During a Republican BBQ in Iowa on Sunday, Rick Perry said, "If the federal government does not do its constitutional duty to secure the Southern border of the United Sates, the state of Texas will do it."